Articles by Peter Kellner

Granny tax, pasties, Bradford and petrol: Peter Kellner analyses the recent dramatic events in politics and draws conclusions from our latest data Both of the main party leaders may be tempted to follow Millicent Martin’s Saturday night injunction on the BBC almost half a century ago: 'That was the week ...
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Peter Kellner considers our latest poll on same-sex marriage and is struck by the public's attitude towards David Cameron I should not have been surprised, for only last week I reported on our detailed survey that showed how most of us thought that our political system had a terrible reputation ...
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Peter Kellner finds that most of us think that Britain’s welfare bill is too large, that they suspect millions of people of lying to claim benefits, and that we are divided on whether we can still afford to pay state pensions to the better-off This article appears in the March ...
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Peter Kellner considers our latest polls and gives Lansley and Cameron a piece of advice Last Friday, in his widely reported Conservative Home blog, Tim Montgomerie said the Health and Social Care Bill currently going through Parliament is ‘potentially fatal to the Conservative Party's electoral prospects’. Is he right? The ...
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Why is it that millions of Britons say that life for the average person has improved, but that the country has got worse overall? Peter Kellner explains In 1952, when Queen Elizabeth succeeded her father, Britain was broke. Meat, butter and sweets were still rationed. Abortion and homosexuality were illegal. ...
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Peter Kellner is a journalist, political commentator, and President of YouGov. See Peter's full bio